Insights to Impact

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We have come a long way in our 10 years as Brooklyn’s community foundation. In our annual Insights to Impact Report, you will learn more about our work meeting the needs of our borough’s most vulnerable communities and supporting nonprofits on the frontlines of change.

Lisa Cowan
Fund Adviser, The College Opportunity Fund

On College Decision Day and in the aftermatch of the college admissions scandal, fund advisor Lisa Cowan shares how her own son's path to college has motivated her to help establish the College Opportunity Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

We are pleased to join together with the Amalgamated Foundation and its partners for the Hate is Not Charitable Campaign, an initiative to prevent funding groups that promote hatred.

Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation had a record-breaking year for investment in Brooklyn in 2018—and in particular, we have seen the growth of our Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Thanks to our donors and Donor Advised Fund holders, we raised a record-breaking $16.5 million in 2018 to serve our borough.

 
Amy Chou
Program Officer

This is a record-breaking total in the Foundation’s nearly 10-year history and a huge milestone for our growth.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

As 2019 shapes up to be even more politically volatile than last year, there are lots of national issues and organizations grabbing our attention. But the greatest impact we can make as individuals is often right at home.

 
Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

With a bit of planningand consultation with your tax professionalyour year-end giving can be a highly effective tool for long-term investing in charitable organizations in Brooklyn and beyond.

 

We urge you to take a moment to explore what Brooklyn’s community foundation is doing to address pressing challenges, support inspiring nonprofits, and spark lasting change for our borough.

Damaris Dias
Manager of Donor Services

The Joseph E. Mohbat Prize for Writing, which is supported through the Joseph E. Mohbat Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation, recognizes a Brooklyn public high school senior who has demonstrated a gift of self-expression through writing.

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